“Not Proficiency in Use, but Potential for Growth”

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Those were the words of the tech person in our district, after I brought to the team that it was time to take the leap and purchase an iPad mini for Nic, with Proloquo2go and some spiffy transition apps. These words of she-who-knows-her-tech were a bit of a rallying cry, I think. It’s not about whether Nic or any child is “ready” or “worthy” or whatever — it”s about having a support to grow with and grow from. If we think that a child needs to be “ready” to have a voice, there is something very wrong with our thinking.

Don’t ya think?

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Perhaps we have this backwards…

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There’s a lot of energy right now around seeing if Nic can work with Proloquo2go on the iPad. It has not so far been easy or intuitive, so the team continues to wonder and experiment before making further commitments.
But wait, he’s fifteen. He needs an augmentative system. He loves and works well on the iPad. The iPad Mini is small enough to travel well, but not so small as to be hard to see.
What exactly are we waiting for?
Have you been there? Did you push?